Illustration for article titled LEGO Speed Champions McLaren P1 and Ferrari LaFerrari

Today, at my local toy store (they claim to be "Us" and have a backwards representation of "our" in their name, but I won't say who) I found these two beauties sitting on the shelves for $14.99 each. I also found the Ferrari 458 GT2 ($14.99), Porsche 911 GT Finish Line ($49.99), and the Ferrari F1 Team ($99.99) sets, but have only picked up these two for now. There's a good chance I'll do reviews of the others as I pick them up.

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Illustration for article titled LEGO Speed Champions McLaren P1 and Ferrari LaFerrari

The backs of the boxes have some basic information on the real cars, as well as one real photo and some simple shots of the Lego versions "in action."

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Each set only takes about half an hour to put together. The Ferrari sets even have an official product seal, so I'll start with that one.

Illustration for article titled LEGO Speed Champions McLaren P1 and Ferrari LaFerrari
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Illustration for article titled LEGO Speed Champions McLaren P1 and Ferrari LaFerrari

The LaFerrari's driver has the Ferrari logo on his chest, and some fashionable stubble under his helmet. The set also includes a 3 stage light for starting off your races.

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Illustration for article titled LEGO Speed Champions McLaren P1 and Ferrari LaFerrari
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Illustration for article titled LEGO Speed Champions McLaren P1 and Ferrari LaFerrari

Lots of the detail work is stickers that have to be put on. There's maybe 16 in the box.

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Illustration for article titled LEGO Speed Champions McLaren P1 and Ferrari LaFerrari

The McLaren set includes three road cones, a piece of kerb (alternating red, white, red) and the driver has a smug look on his face, probably from being a driver for a P1.

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Illustration for article titled LEGO Speed Champions McLaren P1 and Ferrari LaFerrari
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Illustration for article titled LEGO Speed Champions McLaren P1 and Ferrari LaFerrari

The P1 also has about 16 decals, the most noteworthy, to me, being the headlights. They're a set of two stickers meant to seem to wrap around the edge of the front, but there's no way to line them satisfactorily. Also, it's nice that the wing is on a pivoting piece, so it can be raised.

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Overall, I love these. They're distinct enough be able to tell what what they are, and are fun to put together. They may not be for everyone, but I think anyone who enjoys Lego sets and cars would love to own them.

Illustration for article titled LEGO Speed Champions McLaren P1 and Ferrari LaFerrari

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